Honor Veterans Laid to Rest in La Marque at Wreaths Across America Dec 14 La Marque Cemetery Board planning ceremonies at three locations, community invited
LA MARQUE, TEXAS (December 11, 2019) – The La Marque Cemetery Board, city staff, volunteers, regional veterans organizations and La Marque Lions Club will gather to honor veterans who have been laid to rest in La Marque cemeteries as part of the annual Wreaths Across America observance at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 14, 2019.
Each year, the La Marque Cemetery Board raises funds to place wreaths on veterans’ headstones at La Marque Cemetery, the WWII monument at City Hall and Rising Star Cemetery. For 2019, La Marque Lions Club sponsored 10 wreaths. The City of La Marque’s goal is to ensure these brave Americans will never are remembered and to bring the community together in patriotic commemoration.
Ceremonies begin at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 14, 2019, and will include a program with La Marque Mayor Bobby Hocking and La Marque Cemetery Board members. La Marque residents and others throughout Galveston County are invited to participate and help with the placement of wreaths. Volunteers should arrive by 10:30 a.m. at 1709 S Oak St, La Marque, Texas 77568.
Wreaths Across America started as a simple gesture of thanks that, over the past ten years, has grown into a national movement of dedicated volunteers and communities coming together to not only remember the nation’s fallen and honor their service but to teach the next generation about the sacrifices made for freedom. For information on the National Wreaths Across America movement, please visit wreathsacrossamerica.org/
National Wreaths Across America Day is a free, non-political, community event open to all people. For information, or to make a $15 wreath pledge, visit wreaths.cityoflamarque.org, call 409-938-9255.
About the City of La Marque: The City of La Marque is in Galveston County, 15 miles south of Houston and four miles north of Galveston Island. La Marque is the second-fastest-growing city in the County with an estimated population of 16,700, an area of 14.25 square miles and boasting 14.3 miles of I-45 frontage—more than any other city in Galveston County. Citizens enjoy easy, breezy coastal living, abundant housing options and the security of a hurricane protection levee system. La Marque is a sportsman’s paradise and offers access to world-class medical, travel and entertainment opportunities. Citizens and visitors enjoy Bayou Fest, a fall concert series and BBQ Cook-Off providing free family fun; Magical Winter Lights, a 52-day holiday lantern festival; and Crawfish Bash, an annual crawfish cook-off that earned a Guinness World Record in 2017. For business, La Marque offers prime I-45 frontage, creative incentives, an abundance of commercial property, a budding downtown revitalization and build-to-suit opportunities. La Marque is the Gateway to the Gulf and the Hub of the Mainland. Discover the possibilities at www.cityoflamarque.org